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Celebrities carry torch for Asian Games

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 12 2018   /  02:17 am
Familiar faces: Indonesian actresses Dian Sastrowardoyo (left) and Mikha Tambayong (right) flank Samsung Electronics Indonesia vice president Kang Hyun-lee (second left) and Indonesian Asian Games Organizing Committee (INASGOC) secretary-general Eris Herryanto in a press conference in Jakarta on Wednesday. Dian and Mikha have been appointed Samsung’s torch relay ambassadors for the upcoming Asian Games. (JP/Seto Wardhana)(left) and Mikha Tambayong (right) flank Samsung Electronics Indonesia vice president Kang Hyun-lee (second left) and Indonesian Asian Games Organizing Committee (INASGOC) secretary-general Eris Herryanto in a press conference in Jakarta on Wednesday. Dian and Mikha have been appointed Samsung’s torch relay ambassadors for the upcoming Asian Games. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

Familiar faces: Indonesian actresses Dian Sastrowardoyo (left) and Mikha Tambayong (right) flank Samsung Electronics Indonesia vice president Kang Hyun-lee (second left) and Indonesian Asian Games Organizing Committee (INASGOC) secretary-general Eris Herryanto in a press conference in Jakarta on Wednesday. Dian and Mikha have been appointed Samsung’s torch relay ambassadors for the upcoming Asian Games. (JP/Seto Wardhana)As is the tradition of hosting a multisport event, Indonesia will celebrate with a torch relay across the country next week in an effort to promote the Asian Games — with a little help from celebrities.

The torch will begin its journey from an eternal flame at the Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi, India — the first host of the Games — to Indonesia on July 15. After arriving in the host country, it will be carried through 18 provinces, starting fr...